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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Why Do I Do It.....

I am going to join Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday again this week. Please stop by and see what the others have found thrifty this week.



Why do I keep going to the thrift store when I should be down-sizing, not buying more for my kids to sort through when the time comes? I really, really need to stop doing this but every time I go in the door to the thrift store something just jumps into my cart and won't leave until I get to the checkout counter...leave?....it does....with ME!

The weekend started out with a trip to a couple of thrift shops. At the church run thrift, I found a small bamboo steamer basket ($2). This little gem is only a bit over five inches wide...I didn't know they came that small. It is perfect for two! I know where my 10-inch baskets are going...thrift shop!


Howard doesn't like when a cold glass sweats, so he asked me if I would look for one of those double walled mugs that were so popular a few year back while I was thrifting. I have been looking for almost 6 months...nothing. I found not only one, but a set of four. They set me back $1.50. I have 3 in the freezer in case anyone wants an ice cold beer.....the other is sitting on the stand by Howard's recliner.



Then on to Goodwill where I found another soup tureen, this time an all white turkey ($4.98), hen/tom turkey salt/peppers ($2), another metal candle holder, this one will hold a 6-inch diameter candle (50¢), and a hurricane type holder (50¢) for a tapered candle. The tureen is small, holding about 6-7 cups, just about right for Howard and I, with enough left over for lunch the next day.






Yesterday, at Goodwill, the only thing I found were a little terra cotta colored ram and 4 white/black chargers. The ram was 74¢, which included the senior discount; the chargers were marked at 49¢ each, so they ended up costing less than $1.50 for all four! I will be spraying the ram white as soon as our rainy/snowy/sleety weather dries up a little. I will be using some of these treasures for Tablescape Thursday.







I now have four soup tureens, not counting the Liberty Blue that goes with my dishes, with no place to store them! I have been trying to think of where they can be stored, think maybe a good place to display them would be on top of the china cabinet....that would take care of storage, don't you think?


Lastly, I promised I would show.....the coffee pot, sugar/creamer from last week's thrifting. They are quite pretty all cleaned up, don't you think?

22 comments:

Natasha said...

Wow, you have found some amazing things-good on you! I really love the silverware. I wish I could come thrifting with you-you seriously know what you are doing!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Kathleen said...

Wohoo! I love your tureen, it's a beauty..perfect size!
The chargers are wonderful..so different..
You did a great job on your silver set..you can use it to decorate for Christmas!
Great finds...build a dish room me thinks!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

OOOHHH Pretty Pretty tea set!!! I had to laugh at your post- I am another who's children will hate me after I die- they will probably just come in with a bull dozer !

blessings
mary

Dishesdone said...

Nice addiction, Marigene :) A dish room like Kathleen said! Good idea!

The silver set cleaned up beautifully! Gorgeous set! You done great!

jojo said...

I have the same sickness...can't pass a thrift store without something following me home!! Great finds...jj

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love your finds -- and I am jealous. I never find ANY tureens! And I love them, too.

Storage? Where there is a will, there's a away. And as far as sticking our kids with having to sort and get rid of all our stuff when we are gone, heck --- we'll be gone, and it won't be OUR problem anymore. :-)

I'm in the midst of eeking out some more storage space myself, as I've decided that it's easier to find more shelf space than to stop thrifting.

Cass

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Why do any of us do what we do? Because we love to! Great finds and what a beautiful silver set!

Staci K. said...

Aren't thrift shops the BEST! I stopped by the Salvation Army after work today and found a couple treasures I will be turning into something faaaahhbulous :)

Marsha said...

Marigene you did great! What wonderful bargain finds and I loved that one chilled glass is already sitting by a recliner, LOL! I spent the morning thrifting as well but only found some Christmas stuff.

Patti said...

I think we have the same silver coffee pot set...but I can never think of how to display it. As for your tureens...storage certainly is a challenge - good luck on that one..haha...great finds!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

You found some great things - I especially like the Turkey tureen.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your little tea set is fantastic! I have been looking for a footed tray but to date I have found nothing!
Thanks for sharing it with us...OH THAT TRAY!

Jane said...

You found some great deals this week but my favorite is last week's thrifting buy, that gorgeous silver set. I'm one who loves the tarnished look of old silver sets but seeing yours all polished may make me change my mind!
Jane

Shirley said...

I know what you're saying, I have to stop too but it's so much fun! Love your turkey tureen! And your silver is beautiful.

Diann said...

Great finds! Love the Silver set...beautiful!!

Kirby3131 said...

I know what you mean about not being able to leave the items at the store :) I now take my camera with me and I photograph it instead of buying it. I don't have to figure out where to store it that way. Usually by the next week I've already forgotten that I really really wanted it - and if I haven't - then I go back to see if it's still available.

Kristin - The Goat

jennifer said...

Your silver looks wonderful! And how cool is it that you found a set of four glasses in the cobalt color instead of just one. Excellent!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

You did come across a lot of nice finds. Your coffee set really looks nice now. I'm thinking maybe I better get my cleaner out for a few pieces. Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What an awesome tea set girl...it just made my old heart skip a beat...Now I have a daughter that tells me all the time "mom whats going to happen to this stuff when you die" I just tell her its not my problem then ha ha!! Thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Thank you for linking up again to Thrifty Thursday this week, my sweet friend! Great deals! Id love to see the tureen.
HUGS!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Alma-Zulema said...

Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on Thursday's post. :) I have to say I am IN LOVE with your gorgeous silver tea set! It's beautiful! I just adore silver. And don't get me started on that turkey soup pot...it's so pretty. You're lucky. It's hard to find neat things at the thrift shops in my area. Well you enjoy, and don't be a stranger. xx

Ally0005 said...

You found some great things, love the bamboo steamer.